Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the newly-established “Sheikh Hasina Cantonment” in Lebukhali, Patuakhali on Thursday morning.
The premier opened the cantonment on the bank of Payra River in Lebukhali under Dumki upazila in the coastal district by unveiling a plaque.
Prime Minister Hasina also hoisted the national standard of 11 Headquarters and units including the ad hoc headquarters of 7th Infantry Division.
She was accompanied by several ministers, parliament members, the chiefs of the three armed services, diplomats, former chiefs of army, and senior government officials.
She also inaugurated 14 development projects and laid the foundation stone of another scheme in Patuakhali by unveiling plaques from the same venue.
The projects include a 50-bed Diabetic Hospital in Patuakhali, Deuli 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Mirjaganj, Sabupura 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Baufal, the newly-constructed dormitory of the Government Shishu Paribar, Kazi Abul Kashem Stadium, Dashmina Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Building, the West Chakmaia Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre in Kalapara, East Dalbuganj Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre in Kalapara, Hogla Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre, Kalapara Upazila Muktijoddha Complex, Galachipa Muktijoddha Smriti Complex, Digital Publicity Screen at the Office of the Patuakhali Deputy Commissioner, and Shaheed Sheikh Kamal Smriti Complex Auditorium.
She also laid the foundation stone of an administrative building extension and hall room for the Galachipa Upazila Parishad.
The prime minister reached Lebukhali around 11:15am on an air force helicopter.
From Lebukhali, the prime minister will go to Barisal to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of 74 development projects by unveiling their plaques from Bangabandhu Udyan.
Before flying back to Dhaka, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, will address a public rally to be organized by her party at Bangabandhu Udyan in Barisal city in the afternoon as part of her campaign for national polls that started in Sylhet on January 30.